Noumori Keita (Mali) was an energetic striker who wore a KB Insurance uniform as the first overall in the foreign player draft in the 2020-2021 season. Keita, who left a strong impression while playing for two seasons, led the team to the championship match in the 2021-2022 season and won the regular league MVP. His intense two-season performance remains an unforgettable memory. His unique two-ball handling ability, strong serve, and celebration and dance after scoring are outstanding.
It has been a long time since I heard the name of Keita who left the Korean stage. It was at the interview time for the 2023 KOVO (Korean Volleyball Federation) men’s tryout in Istanbul, Turkey.
On the 6th and 7th, the tryout participants had a tight schedule in the afternoon after the practice game in the morning. On the 6th, a physical examination was conducted to check the injured area and the previous surgery, and on the 7th, a meeting with the director was followed to clear up any questions.
The six coaches (excluding OK Financial Group) and the players who arrived at the site and watched the tryout split into groups and poured out questions and answers.
Several directors asked about their motives for applying. I was curious about why they knocked on the V-League stage. In response, Amado Raye (Senegal) and Mad Kaid Jansen (Denmark) replied, “I applied with Keita’s recommendation.”
Madou Raye said, “While playing with Keita, I heard about the Korean league. At the same time, I watched the video. Then I learned what kind of league it is. I wanted to play like Keita.”
Mad Kaid Jansen expressed his confidence, “I am Keita’s teammate. I liked the Korean league. I thought I could grow, and I thought I could do well.”토스카지노
The players also asked questions to the coaches. When he was selected for the national team, he asked whether it would matter if he joined the team late, and some players asked about his religious life.
When the atmosphere stiffened somewhat, Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong said, “If you come to our team, you only need to hit 500 times (pointing to Samsung Fire & Marine Manager Kim Sang-woo), but if you go to that team, you have to hit 1,500 times, and if you go to that team, you have to hit 1,000 times. I do it,” he joked, causing laughter in the interview room.
The tryout will be held in the afternoon after the final practice game on the morning of the 8th. Whether or not Raye and Jansen will enter the V-League can also be known at this time.